Summer Kennels Intern (PO-00733581)

The incoming intern will assist in the care of 30 Alaskan Husky sled dogs. Tasks include feeding, cleaning, grooming, and training adults and puppies, and monitoring their general health (20%), you will also maintain equipment and grounds (20%), assist with ensuring safe and smooth sled dog demonstrations for the public, may drive the dog team or deliver 40 minute interpretive talks (30%), interact with visitors and answer questions (20%), collect National Weather Service weather data (5%), training and office work including social media outreach to the public(5%).

Compensation amounts:

  • $1,300 – one time RT travel allowance
  • $415 – weekly living allowance
  • AmeriCorps eligible ($2,417.14 education award)
  • Housing

*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes

It is SCA's policy that all AmeriCorps-required background checks must return cleared prior to the position's start; this includes being fingerprinted for the FBI check. Otherwise, the AmeriCorps award will be removed or the position's start date will be delayed due to non-compliance.

*For SCA's COVID-19 guidance, please refer to  

Position ID: PO-00733581

Expected Dates: May 1, 2023 - September 3, 2023

Training Provided: First Aid/CPR, basic veterinary care, basic dog training and handling, formal and informal Interpretation training online and in a classroom, ergonomics and stretching, composting.

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Hiking, backpacking, wildlife viewing, biking, and fishing.

Handicap Accessible?: Yes

Main Area of Focus: Visitor Services and Site Operations

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Recommended

So that the member can obtain groceries and such outside of the Park

Housing or Stipend Provided?
Partner will provide suitable housing for the member

Housing is a small cabin in a communal housing area with a shared bath house. Cabins are shared with one other employee and have separate bedrooms, but shared kitchen and common area. Housing is a 5 minute walk from the work site.

Indoor/Outdoor: Outside

US Citizenship: Yes

Student Conservation Association